Calling All Customers– wwd.com
A far-reaching consumer initiative to take place this fall is expected to be released sometime next week with NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Vogue’s Anna Wintour, designers, and retail executives providing a united front in an attempt to jump-start business.
A Menkes Honour– Vogue.co.uk
IHT fashion reporter Suzy Menkes received an honorary doctorate given in recognition of her outstanding contribution to fashion journalism
Saks already selling Spring 2009 merchandise at 40% off; Barneys to follow suit next week– fashionweekdaily.com
The concept of “breaking”–meaning the widespread discounting of merchandise on a seasonal timetable–is more critical than ever to the success of department-store retailers, which often compete to score spending dollars by marking down before its competitors.
Sites Let You Swap Till You Drop– wsj.com
A look at websites where you post pictures of items you no longer want, in hopes of trading them for stuff you do want.
Young women are embracing curves– timesonline.co.uk
Young women, with role models like Peaches Geldof and Lily Allen, equate the half-starved look with their middle-aged mothers